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The Gregory lecture

Southampton welcomes world-renowned Arctic change researcher to Gregory Lecture

14 May 2015

A world-leading researcher of Arctic change was the key speaker at this year’s 23rd annual Gregory Lecture at the University of Southampton.


Professor David Martin

Professor receives top honour from Royal Geographical Society

6 May 2015

David Martin, Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton, is to be awarded the prestigious Back Award (2015) by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).


Scanning electron microscope images

Visiting Professorships enhance environmental forensic science at Southampton

1 May 2015

Environmental forensic science in Geography and Environment at Southampton is set to be enhanced with the appointment of two internationally renowned Visiting Professors.


‘Once in a generation change’ in British shopping habits drives high street revival

24 March 2015

With one of the most exhaustive evidence reviews into high streets, town centres and consumer habits ever conducted in Britain, researchers at the University of Southampton have highlighted the seismic shifts in consumer behaviour which, combined with significant technological innovations, are having a deep and profound impact on the evolution of UK high streets.


Measles cases predicted to almost double in Ebola epidemic countries

13 March 2015

An international study involving the University of Southampton suggests there could be a rise in measles cases of 100,000 across the three countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa due to health system disruptions.


Yangtze lake sediment sampling

Large scale study warns of unsustainable ecological decline in rural China

16 February 2015

The agricultural development of a region of eastern China is ecologically unsustainable and actions are needed soon to reverse its decline, according to a new study by geographers at the University of Southampton.


Pursuing a major advance in environmental sensing

29 January 2015

Academics at the University of Southampton are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project that could see a major advance in environmental sensing.


New data model gives insight into youth smoking variation across England

28 January 2015

New figures released today estimate smoking rates among young people (aged 15) in local areas of England for the first time.


Geography achieves outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014

19 December 2014

The University of Southampton is one of the UK’s top research universities, ranking 11th for the volume of its high quality research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.


Playing a key role in the battle to eliminate Rhodesian sleeping sickness

25 November 2014

Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton is helping play a significant role in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) bid to eliminate one of the major diseases of mankind.